And an old priest said, "Speak to us of Religion."
And he said:
Have I spoken this day of aught else?
Is not religion all deeds and all reflection,
And that which is neither deed nor reflection, but a wonder and a surprise ever springing in the soul, even while the hands hew the stone or tend the loom?
Who can separate his faith from his actions, or his belief from his occupations?
Who can spread his hours before him, saying, "This for God and this for myself; This for my soul, and this other for my body?"
All your hours are wings that beat through space from self to self.
He who wears his morality but as his best garment were better naked.
The wind and the sun will tear no holes in his skin.
And he who defines his conduct by ethics imprisons his song-bird in a cage.
The freest song comes not through bars and wires.
And he to whom worshipping is a window, to open but also to shut, has not yet visited the house of his soul whose windows are from dawn to dawn.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion.
Whenever you enter into it take with you your all.
Take the plough and the forge and the mallet and the lute,
The things you have fashioned in necessity or for delight.
For in revery you cannot rise above your achievements nor fall lower than your failures.
And take with you all men:
For in adoration you cannot fly higher than their hopes nor humble yourself lower than their despair.
And if you would know God be not therefore a solver of riddles.
Rather look about you and you shall see Him playing with your children.
And look into space; you shall see Him walking in the cloud, outstretching His arms in the lightning and descending in rain.
You shall see Him smiling in flowers, then rising and waving His hands in trees.
Yieldmore is a commitment to personal growth and self expression, a network of positive people and professionals *1. Join us on our voyage of learning and helping. Anyone can come to help and take help. See our Ventures (tab) and find one you care about. Write to us with ideas and suggestions for content. Do pass the word around. Mentor those around you and share the sources of your inspiration. Live life to the full and spread good cheer!
*1 - Yieldmore will always remain a free information portal but it promotes the services of it's contributors.
A network of progressively thinking individuals, encouraging people to explore their potential.
Recreation, Learning / Sharing, Self Expression, Personal Growth and Giving Back.
Peacefulness, Declutter, Deconstruction, Quality and Omission of the Negative.
Forum / Chat - a forum / chat site for all members and persons interested in a Better Life. For now we are just collecting questions so write in to us. Some existing forums on stackexchange are:
Counselling - building a directory of counsellors and other quality of life professionals and a platform for them to voice their ideas in the form of articles and videos. Planning a forum, helpline and chatroom as well and would like to link to existing ones.
Mentoring - building a directory of people in their 20s, 30s and 40s who would like to mentor junior professionals and build a connect with children in high schools and colleges. These would include perspectives and ideals not just skills and communication.
Volunteers and Donors - Find places to go and people to share/volunteer their time in orphanages, old-age homes special schools, etc.
Publish selections and summaries from books and entire works
Learn English and Culture through curated lists of movies, books, etc and find teachers for assessments and 1-1 sessions. We have 2 teachers already listed with us who can even take classes for groups of people. Our mp3 player is being enhanced as a lyrics trainer (with a loop feature) for people to learn songs and prayers.
Repository of inspirational information and ideas worth learning and sharing.
Ask people to embrace the path of Learn, Heal, Share, Experience/Emote/Express and Yield More, sharing their experiences with us and making videos/slides for the benefit of others.
Q) I'm ill and I need help / My life is full of negativity. What can I do?
We suggest maintaining a diary and devising some Affirmations that you often repeat to yourself. A practice like Yoga or a program like BrainSync could help a lot. You could reach out to us and we will put you on to one of our untrained members who MAY be in a position to help. Give us some time to build a network of counsellors / a helpline. This could be a 3rd party service and may be paid.
Q) I'm a teacher and want to know how to become better at it. How can YM help?
We are working with some senior teachers to create/curate content aimed at Teacher Improvement. If you want help in a specific area / want someone to guide you, you may write to us.
Q) I'm looking at ways to enhance my professional skills. Also, is there someone who would mentor me?
You can befriend one of our Players who will talk to you and help you make a plan for progress. If someone is available from our network, we can ask them to mentor you. We only ask that you compile what you've learnt and share it on our Learn YM channel and maybe one day pay it forward.
Q) I'm a motivational speaker / life coach. How can YM help me promote myself?
We can guide you in setting up your own youtube/fb/linkedin/twitter/wordpress accounts, give you backlinks from various pages on our website where you write about your point of view, create a minisite for you (for eg http://share.yieldmore.org/helpers/3a/), mention you in our newsletter / at events and promote your stuff on our social media channels.
Q) I'm interested in spirituality but wary of religion/dogma. Where should I begin?
We curate the works of some spiritual teachers here - yieldmore.org/people/ and on our youtube channel (Awakenings / Hinduism / Integral Yoga / Set Man Free). Some books on spiritualism are also published here - yieldmore.org/works/. You could also explore this website: auromere.wordpress.com or write to us and we will put you in touch with someone to converse with.
Q) I seem to be missing a source of inspiration/joy in my life. What can I do?
Fill in this Google Form (to be devised) and then message us on whatsapp / email. We hope to have a helpline in about 6 months time, but you can reach out to ____ if its urgent. If they dont respond, send a message/WhatsApp to Imran at 9841223313.
Q) I have a question / a point of view / an article or video to suggest. How do I post it?
We have a forum, an active youtube account and write content all over the site (yieldmore.org/?o=msall) and encourage people to share their views / backlink to their blogs. You can write to us with your query/suggestion and in time we will give you access to upload content on your own. We do this initially because we want the site to be organized in the best way possible and make sure content is in line with our spirit.
Links + Info
Our website is organized into sub-domains: Learn Heal Share and English, apart from the main site. These correspond to the links to the left of the animation in the navigation bar viz: L H S E & YM. Each site has pages organized into Categories and "Helpers" is a category that lists people relevant to that site. Each site has an About page whose link is just below the site title / byline. English has a list of curated content (books / movies, songs etc) and we encourage you to buy / gift them.
Some Works have been published to demonstrate the "Biblios" plugin that has search with context, multi-device bookmark and saving of quotes. Permissions pending so please respect the disclaimer.
Suggestions for content / links / ideas to promote are welcome. A mini-site replaces the navigation with a list of sub-pages. An example is Imran's Writing. Our content is topic centric but you are welcome to have a Speak/Helper page as well. Do contact us to begin a lifelong friendship. Meet Imran (pg 2 goes into the whys of YM).